What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that diverts, amuses, or entertains. It can take many forms and can be as simple as an individual choosing from among the vast array of pre-recorded entertainments now available; as complex as a ritual, religious festival, or political satire; and as large as a performance intended for thousands. It can also serve a serious purpose as in the various forms of ceremony, edification, or morality. These examples are programmatically compiled from corpora and other sources on the web and may not reflect current usage of the word. Send us feedback.

This article was first published in August 2014. Updated January 2022.